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The Trainers Guide to Burpees!

The Trainers Guide to Burpees!

Burpees! An exercise that gets used and abused in gyms up and down the country. If there is one exercise that can polarise opinion it is the humble burpee! There are the sadistic few that love them and those who hate them as much as I would

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The coaches eye 

The coaches eye 

This is just a little insight into the coaches eye. What I see, where my thought process goes and a little about what may go into planning to improve a clients performance.  So here we go….what my eyes see – When squatting I see her hips shifting

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All weight training is not the same – strength is applied at different speeds.

All weight training is not the same – strength is applied at different speeds.

Remember there are different types and qualities of strength and different methods to train them! I am still thinking about the speed at which one applies strength through their sports and want to draw some comparisons between a few different sports. I guess what I want you

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Will weight training slow you down?

Weight training, speed, boxing and Ivan Drago… [quote] Weight training will slow you down if you are boxing. It will make you too bulky and muscle bound to be a good boxer. [/quote] If I think back over the years I have been involved in combat sports

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Joel Jamieson presentation on Energy Systems

Joel Jamieson presentation on Energy Systems

The purpose of energy systems is to fuel our muscles to allow them to produce force over the course of an event. That we know! However is our current knowledge on energy systems development based on the best research available? I have watched an hour long presentation

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Sport specific strength lessons from Verkoshansky

Sport specific strength lessons from Verkoshansky

I am preparing for my first boxing fight around October time, so I have had to realign my gym/home training to suit this goal. I have had to ensure I plan my strength training sessions around boxing training and other commitments that life presents. Importantly my training

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Using rest periods wisely during strength/power training

Using rest periods wisely during strength/power training

I have been doing some complex/contrast training the last few weeks. These terms appear to be used interchangeably amongst literature (until I stand to be corrected on this). Quite unlike the name it is a simple training method for working on max strength and power simultaneously within a

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